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What is Triple Negative Breast Cancer?

WHAT IS TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER?

Just in recent years, Triple Negative Breast Cancer has sparked interest in the news where instead of calling the tumor as ER-negative, PR-negative, and HER2-negative; researchers began using the shorthand term, "Triple Negative," dubbed the "new type" type of cancer. Being Triple Negative, you don't have a targeted therapy and that your only treatment option is chemotherapy.

Triple Negative is seen in about 15% of all breast cancers. Triple Negative is a very aggressive cancer that tends to strike younger women, pre-menopause, especially among African-American women and women who have BRCA1 mutations. The tumor tends to be fast growing and is less likely to show up on an annual mammogram. TN is more likely to metastasis early on; has a high rate of recurrence in the first 2-3 years from diagnosis and has a poorer prognosis than other types of breast cancer due to lack of specific, targeted treatment for TNBC.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Breast Cancer Survivor Raymon Bessix Lives Life To The Fullest

My Triple Negative Breast Cancer survivor pink sister, Raymon shares her experience of the day she found out she had breast cancer as she prepares for the annual Komen for the Cure Race 2011. In her own words, ""At first it was devastating, but I didn't want my husband to know how much it affected me," she said.
Raymon's supportive husband shaved her head as she lost her hair during treatments. "I didn't know how people would perceive me. I didn't know if I would still be considered attractive, especially to my husband because that was one of the things he liked," she said. "He told me that you're still here, you're still the same person on the inside."
... I learned not to let the cancer define me", she said.

(Click on link for full story and video interview)
Breast cancer survivor from Ettrick lives life to the fullest - WTOC, Savannah, Georgia, news, weather and sports |


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